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Player Profile – Cristiano Ronaldo

Basic Information

Full Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Date of Birth: 5th February, 1985

Place of Birth: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Player Profile – Cristiano Ronaldo

Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Professional Information

Current Club: Real Madrid

Playing Position: Forward

Jersey No: 7

Turned Pro: 2001

Club Information

Youth Career:

Andorinha (1993-1995)

Nacional (1995-1997)

Sporting CP (1997-2002)

Senior Career:

Sporting CP (2002-2003)

Manchester United (2003-2009)

Real Madrid (Since 2009)

National Teams:

Portugal U 17

Portugal U 20

Portugal U 21

Portugal U 23

Portugal

Early Life

Born to Jose Dinis Aveiro and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo was a football genius, as they say since his school days. He is the youngest of four children his parents have. He was named after the former American President Ronald Reagan who used to be Ronaldo’s father’s favorite actor as well. By the time Ronaldo was 10 he was already termed as a phenomenon. He was so passionate about the game that he used to miss his meals and also used to escape his home through his bedroom windows at the time of doing his homework.

Professional Life

In the year 2001 after having a fantastic stint with Nacianal de liha da Madeira club, Ronaldo was signed by Sporting Portugal, he was just 16 at that time. He was immediately spotted by the Manchester United players. They liked him so much that asked their manager Sir Alex Ferguson to sign Ronaldo and that ‘s exactly what he did. Ronaldo was signed by Manchester United for 12 million pounds, which was a record for a player of his age. Ronaldo responded to this SignUp he helped Manchester United win three English Premier League titles by scoring 42 goals in the 2008 season.

In the year 2009 after his commitment to the club (Manchester United) came under a scanner Manchester United sold Ronaldo for a record of £80 million to the Spanish Football Club, Real Madrid.

Carrier Statistics

Numbers are as per date 29 October 2017.

Club

Clubs Season Apps Goals
Sporting CP B 2002-03 2 0
Sporting CP 2002-03 31 5
Manchester United 2003-09 292 118
Real Madrid 2009-present 438 450

International

Portugal Years Apps Goals
2003-present 149 81

 

Achievements

Ballon d’Or- 5

Golden Boot- 4

UEFA Best Player- 3

FIFA Best Player- 2

FIFA World Player of the Year- 1

Cristiano Ronaldo Quote

I know that they are going to demand a lot of me to be successful at the club and I know that I am going to have much more pressure than at Manchester United because I was there for many years.

-Talking with reporters at the time of leaving Manchester United.

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